Longevity Tip: Who Says You’re Too Old

Louisiana native Julia “Hurricane” Hawkins, 103, will shock you with her athletic ability. “At 100, I started running. I thought it would be neat to run at 100 and do the 100-yard dash in less than a minute!” Hawkins said. She ran the 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games in 46.07 seconds, winning the gold medal. Her story is gaining so much national attention that everyone wants a picture with the gold medalist. “I hope I’m inspiring them to be healthy and realize you can still be doing it at this kind of an age if you keep yourself busy and active through your life,” Hawkins said.


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